2012-12-13 / Community

Downstate man takes home ‘Monopoly’ prize

$1M grand prize won by Harrison resident

HARRISON, Mich. – A Harrison man recently took home $1 million from the 20th Monopoly at McDonald’s. Thomas Vozar ordered the Fruit and Maple Oatmeal and peeled off Park Place, to go along with the Boardwalk piece he had previously received.

“We are excited that a local person from Harrison is a $1 million winner,” said Joe Nicklyn, Harrison McDonald’s owner/ operator.

Thomas is a 71 year-old native of Ithaca, Michigan which is about 45 minutes south of Harrison. He has lived in Harrison since 1974. Vozar retired from Mid-Michigan Community College in Harrison in 2003.

“I am a regular at the Harrison McDonald’s, I have coffee there almost every day,” Vozar said. He also mentioned he usually orders a sausage breakfast burrito, but one day in October he decided to try the McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal.

Harrison is a community of 2,100 people. It is located in the lower part of northern Michigan about 14 miles north of Clare.

This year, the Monopoly Game at McDonald’s boasted 135 million winning game pieces. Players had the opportunity to win cash prizes, McDonald’s food products, and thousands of instant-win prizes.

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